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Kevin Dow

By Kevin Dow

Finding Success in Stability

Wed, July 23, 2014

Finding Success in Stability

We have teamed up with North Penn United Way and Creative Health Services to help children and youth struggling with homelessness in the Pottstown area, paving a path to success for all students regardless of economic background.

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Kevin Dow

By Kevin Dow

How PA Matches Up: A Comparison of Quality Pre-K

Fri, July 11, 2014

How PA Matches Up

From Maryland and West Virginia to New York and New Jersey, our neighbors have made a greater commitment to providing high-quality pre-kindergarten to more of their children, while many of Pennsylvania’s children are falling behind.

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John Emge

By John Emge

School’s Out, but Learning Should be a Year-round Experience

Tue, June 24, 2014

School's Out, but Learning Should be a Year-Round Experience

Throughout our region, you’ll hear the collective cheers of children elated that another school year is coming to a close, but this is the time to ensure that we all do what we can for students to avoid summer learning loss.

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Kevin Dow

By Kevin Dow

It All Starts with Pre-K

Fri, June 20, 2014

It All Starts with Pre-K

A good education starts with high-quality pre-k, which greatly increases the likelihood of high school graduation and college enrollment, in turn leading to stronger employment opportunities and increased lifetime earning potential.

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Diane Castelbuono

By Diane Castelbuono

5,500 and Growing

Fri, May 30, 2014

5500 and growing

The Pre-K for PA coalition has spent the last several months traveling around the commonwealth, recruiting supporters, populating social media and reminding candidates running for office that access to high-quality pre-k is an issue they can’t ignore.

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Maria Mento

By Maria Mento

Empowering Women to Make a Difference

Thu, May 29, 2014

Empowering Women to Make a Difference

On May 16, more than 70 women attended Power of the Purse, an annual workshop presented by United Way’s WLI in Atlantic County that seeks to empower and educate women on a variety of philanthropic issues. This year’s topic was planned giving presented by Mount Laurel-based attorney Yasmeen Khaleel.

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Diane Castelbuono

By Diane Castelbuono

Pre-K For PA sends an Open Letter to the Candidates for Pennsylvania Governor

Fri, May 23, 2014

Pre-K for PA sends Open Letter

This week, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and our Pre-K for PA partners released an open letter to the gubernatorial candidates that Pennsylvanians support high-quality pre-k.

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Chris Murray

By Chris Murray

Kids Can’t Vote, But You Can!

Fri, May 16, 2014

Early Education Photo

There is an important date that every supporter of access to high-quality pre-k should have marked on his or her calendar: Tuesday, May 20. That’s the date of the Pennsylvania Primary Election and, as you know, kids can’t vote – but you can!

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Jill Michal

By Jill Michal

United Way on Capitol Hill

Wed, May 14, 2014

Capitol Hill Image

Driving measurable, lasting Impact requires all of us to raise our voices – in big ways and small – to make sure elected officials understand our communities’ challenges and how the decisions they make impact our most vulnerable neighbors.

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Diane Castelbuono

By Diane Castelbuono

Giving Moms the Gift of Quality Pre-K This Mother’s Day

Fri, May 09, 2014

Giving Moms the Gift of Quality Pre-K This Mother’s Day

Through Pre-K for PA, we’re asking for moms’ support this week, because access to high-quality pre-k, and that great start for every child in Pennsylvania, is the best Mother's Day gift of all.

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